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Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Hands on with the Samsung Gear S
Logitech announces new keyboard for tablet and smartphone devices
Montblanc to offer high-end Galaxy Note 4 styluses and cases
We knew Google was getting close to releasing a new version of the Chrome browser for Android devices that incorporates their new Material Design guidelines after the beta version came out with the updated interface. Today Google started to roll out the new version of the stable branch of the Chrome browser that will give the new UI to all users.
If you’re the proud owner of a Nexus 5 that’s seen a bit more wear and tear than it should then you should pay attention to this news. Allegedly Google has created a new policy that will allow you to replace your damaged Nexus 5 one time. Should you shatter your display or crack your phone Google will send you a free replacement no questions asked.
The stable channel of Google’s Chrome OS has received an update. Update 37.0.2062.119 with a platform version of 5978.80.0/5798.81.o updates all Chromebooks. Well, except for the Acer C7, Samsung Series 5, and HP Pavilion Chromebook. The update adds a series of bug fixes, feature enhancements, and security updates. Updates include:
If you’re interested in picking up Sony’s Xperia Z3 in the US, you’re at least going to have one option besides importing the device. T-Mobile has announced that it will carry Sony’s PlayStation compatible flagship in store and online this fall. They didn’t give an indication of price, but the $650 dollar range is typically where most new high-end phones fall.
The device features a very high-degree of water resistance, a 20.7 megapixel camera, and a 5.2-inch 1080p screen. For right now, this looks like it might be exclusive to T-Mobile like the Xperia Z was, but maybe after the dust from IFA settles we’ll hear something from another carrier.
To try and steal some thunder away from Samsung’s Note 4 announcement, OnePlus is running a contest to give away their current flagship device. To enter, all you have to do is share a photo comparing the specs of the two devices.
The comparison isn’t completely fair, as it fails to mention some important aspects about the Note 4 like the uber-high screen resolution. Even still, the OnePlus One is a great phone, and winning a 64 GB version for free isn’t bad at all. If you don’t think this will bug your friends too much, you may want to hit the link below just to enter the contest.
source: OnePlus Facebook
With the announcement of the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge out of the way, the only thing left to find out is when and where you’ll be able to pick one up. Fortunately, all of the major US carriers have released some information and sign-up pages so you’ll be able to get your hands on one.
Verizon plans on selling the Note 4 and Note Edge, but they haven’t said anything about the Gear VR or a specific release date. They do have a sign-up page for those of you that are interested, however. AT&T has listed pages for both devices, and they are going to sell the Gear VR as an accessory to the Note 4. No release date here, either.
Samsung certainly had a busy day with a some really nice hardware announcements, but we shouldn’t forget about the accessories.
Samsung announced a partnership with Montblanc for custom styluses. They will offer both the Pix and e-StarWalker, which resemble the classic pen they have offered for years. They aren’t referring to them as S Pens, but instead, “digital writing devices.” They also offer swappable nubs that mimic different pen nibs.
In addition to the styluses, they are going to offer two different leather flip covers.
Isis Wallet announced back in July that it would be rebranding in order to avoid association with the violent Islamic militant group of the same name. Needless to say, associating a company with terrorists can be bad for business. Today, Michael Abbot, CEO announced that the new name for the company: Softcard.
Sony’s two latest smartphones, the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, and its latest tablet, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, will support Remote Play from the PlayStation 4. If you have both a PS4 and one of these devices, you can play you PS4 games on the Z3 screen while using the Game Control Mount GCM10. For Android gamers, this feature is a must. Now you can play your PS4 games remotely without needing a PlayStation Vita. This addition has greatly increased the quality of games available for mobile, and all that is necessary is a mount to go on your controller.
Source: Droid Gamers